Spanish Campaign Medal


Marine Corps Issue


Awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps for service afloat in the theater of active naval operations, or on shore in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines or Guam between May and August 16, 1898.:

  • Cuba - May 11 to July 17
  • Puerto Rico - July 24 to August 13
  • Philippine Islands - July 24 to August 13

    The ribbon was originally the color of the flag of Spain; red, yellow & blue. This was changed in 1913 in deference to a then friendly nation to the current ribbon of yellow and blue.

    Authorized in 1908.